So I've never really been into Linkedin, I've had a profile, I get random network requests that I accept, but I've never really visited the site since I signed up for it a few years back, until recently when I started getting notifications that "someone has viewed my profile."
"Oh, really? That's kind of convenient," I naively thought.
Because it's not convenient, at all. Who would ever creep on someone on here if the person you're creeping on is going to be alerted to said creeping!? WHO? Like here I am trying to get my stalk on with some senior managers in my company and it just clicked..."SHIT...if I can see who's creeping on me, they can see that I'm creeping on them..." I've never deleted cookies faster, in a futile attempt to erase my path of creepage.
I'm pretty sure it was to no avail, but it begs the bigger question...What is the point of a social network if you can't creep in private? Every other week some group of people is all up in a huff about Facebook or Google invading your privacy because all that public information you chose to share with complete strangers is now, being shared with complete strangers, and yet no one is upset about this? I didn't agree to have my stalking victims made aware of the fact that I'm absolutely an internet peeping tom, that shit is outrageous and a HUGE violation of my privacy. Look, these people volunteered their information, they're openly listing their resume, skills, and job history online. If they didn't want me checking that stuff out they shouldn't have put it out there. Instead they're allowed to use it like a Venus freaking fly trap, just sucking in Linkedin Novices like me. Can't wait for that conversation in the hallway this week..."Oh, hey Chris, saw that you were perusing my credentials at 12:30 am last Monday." That's all I need, thanks a lot Linkedin.